Saffron Caravan in Chicago

This is the program in conjunction with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Forum on Global Cities.

You now have the opportunity to experience Genesis at the Crossroads’ Saffron Caravan ensemble as they continue their Saffron Caravan-Universal Love world tour – Thursday, June 6th at the Mayne Stage in Rogers Park. This program features a refugee dance collaboration!

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Badi Assad on Vocals and Guitar (Lebanese-Brazilian)
Aaron Bensoussan on Vocals (Moroccan)
Haytham Safia on Oud (Arab-Israeli)
Javier Saume Mazzei on Percussion (Venezuelan)
An Exclusive Performance of Journeys
Our original dance collaboration with refugee dancers
Miriam Cing (Myanmar) and Patrick Reponse (DR Congo)

Thursday, June 6th
6:30 PM – Dinner • 8 PM – Performance
Chicago’s Historic Mayne Stage
1348 W. Morse Ave

NEW VIDEO! Stranger by Skrillex

Badi has released another video on her YouTube channel.. featuring the last project of the trilogy filmed in Paraty / RJ by the filmmaker Bruce Carosini (along with ‘Vejo você aqui’, composed with Zélia Duncan and ‘Entrelaçar’, by her own).

Her redemption of Skrilllex’s ‘Stranger’ is on her album Singular. In the video Badi invites us all to reflect on the pains of the world, its appearances and invisibilities.

Film “BADI’ @ Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

We are very proud to announce that the movie/documentary “BADI” is in the Official Selection of one of the most important Film Festivals in the United States, 2018. This year they are honoring the Black Cinema of Brazil. More than 40 films have been selected to be part of the competitions and special exhibitions. … and ‘BADI’ is one of them 🙂

The Festival takes place between December 16-20, in Los Angeles.
Cross your fingers!

November Tour in USA

It is going to be an intense November, with a lot of emotions! Touring with my family and later with Roy Rogers and Carlos Reyes, for the first time! I’ll breath slow and be happy 🙂

Three years in the making – StringShot IS new music that deserves a good listen – turn it up in the car! Grab your copy of the debut album from StringShot and prepare to be mesmerized. Don’t miss your chance to see this unique collaboration that takes listeners to an exciting new musical realm – LIVE in November. A musical “tour-de-force”, Rogers, Assad and Reyes blend their artistry and talent to create a new synthesis of cross-cultural music with Latin roots, Jazz blooms and Blues undertones that translates beautifully from studio recording to live performance. These artists have created a collaborative World music sound that is all their own. Get your tickets to select West Coast performances NOW!

StringShot debut album
with Roy Rogers, Badi Assad and Carlos Reyes

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See you around…

Brazil’s Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented artists of all times and is lauded as one of the world’s most unique and cross-transcendental performance artists of this generation.Quicksilver guitar work and vocal percussion along with sweet and stirring singing are Badi’s trademarks.

Badi cracks open the unexpectedly lyrical quality and deep sentiments of the popular songs that Badi always chooses to explore,arrange, and make her own.

Assad will give New York’s audience a chance to experience these songs (by Hozier, Skrillex, Björk and more), that comes from her latest release ‘Hatched’, and as well as her own compositions, LIVE, when she comes as a solo performer to Joe’s Pub on July 31st @ 7pm, as part of the Brazil Summerfest.

You can’t miss the chance to check her out


And if you really want to know more about her you could watch the documentary about her life called ‘Badi’, that will be featured @ The New School on July 30th @ 7pm, as part of the Brazil Summerfest as well